Butternut Squash and Apple Cider Soup


I asked 2 chefs and researched other recipes to come up with the 'perfect' soup. I love the sweet taste of squash and veggies combined with fall cider. Hope you enjoy it too!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into large chunks

  • 2 white potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • ½ gallon apple cider

  • ¾ cup half-and-half cream

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup sour cream, or as needed

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste


  1. Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the melted butter until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add butternut squash, potatoes, apple, carrot, and celery to onion; pour in chicken broth and enough apple cider to cover vegetables. Bring mixture to a boil and cover pot. Reduce heat and simmer, adding more apple cider as needed, until vegetables are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. Blend vegetable mixture with an immersion blender until smooth; stir in cream, cinnamon, and cloves. Simmer until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Spoon soup into serving bowls; top each with about 1 tablespoon sour cream and a pinch of nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
9g Fat
64g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 40mg 202%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 820mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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